Spooky Sundays: Halloween Books! Week 2

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Welcome to our weekly Spooky Sunday posts!

The Haunting of Leigh Harker

by Darcy Coates

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This is my 3rd Darcy Coates read and I can honestly say that each book I’ve read so far has been a completely different take on the Paranormal genre.

If you are a fan of ghost stories, this book will be one you will want to add to your reading collection. It is so different than anything I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a few ghost stories in my years.

It took me a while to get into the writing style for this book.  I was immediately chilled by the events taking place in the story and the tension is kept at a very high level throughout the book, offering only small breaks here and there when Sarah’s character comes in the storyline.  (By the way, I love Sarah!!)

I pretty much guessed the ending from the beginning but sometimes the journey is what you treasure more than the ending. That’s the case for me in this book.

Such a creepy read, perfect to pick up for October.  Bonus: I even cried a few tears at the end.


Halloween Party Murder

Amazon | Goodreads

Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder 

Halloween Party Murder is a triple threat with 3 short stories:

Halloween Party Murder by Leslie Meier

Dead of a Halloween Party Monster by Lee Hollis

Scared Off by Barbara Ross

I enjoy Leslie Meier’s Tinker Cove books so I knew I was sure to enjoy this story – the other two stories were new to me authors and I loved those too! If you’re looking for a quick spooky read to get you in the Halloween spirit this book is for you.


Witchy Coffee

Erin Ritch

Amazon | Goodreads

A clean witchy romance set on the enchanting Oregon coastline, Witchy Coffee is filled to the brim with magical hijinks, an authentic enemies-to-lovers romance, and the cozy atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest during the holidays. Settle in with a coffee and slip away to the little town of Windia, where the forest meets the sea and there’s a promise of magic in every corner.

This was such a cute witchy read!  Taking place during the Christmas/New Years timeframe, this small town story of family and friendships was a sweet one.

With brief magical references and activities, this is very light on the ‘witch’ theme.  The story is more focused on how a family comes together to try and save their little family coffee shop in a small Oregon coastal town.

It’s light and breezy, sweet and charming. The characters are friendly and this was the perfect little read for me as I needed a break between some heavier thriller reads.

Thank you to #BooksGoSocial and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Cemetery Boys

Aiden Thomas


Amazon  | Goodreads

Are you looking for something festive but not TOO spooky? Cemetery Boys is the YA romance for you! 

Yadriel’s family descends from a long line of brujx. His family can see the spirits of those who have died and not yet crossed over. The men have the power to release these spirits into the afterlife. The women are gifted with healing power. But Yadriel’s family deny him his quince, and will not train him to use his magic. So Yadriel decides to perform the ritual in secret, with the help of his cousin Maritza. (Who – I have to add – is a vegetarian like me!!) 

During the ritual, he summons the ghost of Julian – a boy from their school who he only knows by reputation. Julian’s death is recent, and he doesn’t remember who killed him, or where they could find his body. 

The characters were so charming and lovable, I wanted the world for each of them!


As The World Dies Series

Rhiannon Frater


The First Days book 1

Fighting To Survive book 2

Siege book 3

Are you a fan of zombies? Look no further than Rhiannon Frater’s As The World Dies series. With intense imagination and female leads this series is sure to please anyone. The lead characters are a pair of unlikely companions who share a will to survive, the author does an amazing job of keeping you on the edge of your seat as you navigate an apocalyptic world gone wrong. You’ll battle zombies, nomads, and much more along side Katie and Jenni. When I started this series way back when I found it difficult to put down as I hope you will too.


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